Saturday 12 January 2013
RFI journalist sentenced to three years in prison
Hassan Ruvakuki
Hassan Ruvakuki
By Marjorie Hache

RFI reporter Hassan Ruvakuki this week saw his life sentence reduced to three years in prison by an appeals court in Burundi. He was accused of "terrorism" after he covered the emergence of a new Burundian rebel group in Tanzania and was convicted of planning an attack. Victor Abuso from our sister station RFI Kiswahili worked with Ruvakuki.

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